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or ba·ba au rhum  (bä′bä ō rŭm′)
A leavened rum cake, usually made with raisins.

[French baba, baba (from Polish, old woman, round Easter cake, from the cake's resemblance to a pleated skirt) + au, with the + rhum, rum.]


(ˈbɑːbɑː; French baba)
(Cookery) a small cake of leavened dough, sometimes mixed with currants and usually soaked in rum (rum baba)
[C19: from French, from Polish, literally: old woman]


(ˈbɑ bɑ, -bə)

n., pl. -bas.
a small yeast cake often containing raisins, usu. served soaked in a rum syrup.
[1820–30; < French < Polish: literally, old woman]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baba - a small cake leavened with yeastbaba - a small cake leavened with yeast  
cake - baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
baba au rhum, rum baba - a baba soaked in rum
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He then endeavored to re-enter the marvellous grottos, but they had suddenly receded, and now the path became a labyrinth, and then the entrance vanished, and in vain did he tax his memory for the magic and mysterious word which opened the splendid caverns of Ali Baba to the Arabian fisherman.
2] See Story of the Blind Man, Baba Abdalla, in Arabian Nights' Entertainment.
is that Arabian tale of "Ali Baba and the Forty Rockefellers.
There are four of us, with our names painted on a door-post in right of one black hole called a set of chambers,' said Eugene; 'and each of us has the fourth of a clerk--Cassim Baba, in the robber's cave--and Cassim is the only respectable member of the party.
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Baba said: "I went to Pistorius's house and made calls to his house.
On the night Ms Steenkamp died, security guard Baba had taken the short drive from the main gate of the enclosed estate to Pistorius' home with a colleague after neighbours called to report sounds like gunshots from that direction, the guard said.
Stir the baba dough and spoon or pipe into the moulds, leaving room for inflation whilst baking.
In the introduction, much of Forrester's background information is linguistic, delving into how Baba Yaga might have been named, for example.